WTAJ SPORTS WITH JACK WASCHER GOOD EVENING FROM PEGULA ICE ARENA —– A LITTLE MONDAY TREAT FOR CENTRAL P-A HOCKEY FANS —- AS THE SABRES AND PENS OPENED THEIR PRESEASON SLATE TONIGHT —- IT WAS A SABRES HOME GAME WITH THE OWNERS — THE PEGULAS OF COURSE YOU KNOW I MEAN THERE NAME IS ON THE BUILDING BUT THIS WAS A PENS DOMINATED CROWD LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT —- HOLLIDAYSBURG NATIVE SAM LAFFERTY MADE HIS RETURN TO CENTRAL P-A —– LAFFERTY WOULD TALLY A GOAL TONIGHT IN THE THIRD PERIOD======TO THE FIRST PERIOD WE GO — NATHAN LEGARE FORCES A TURNOVER —- ZIPS IT TO ANDREW AGOZZINO —– PENS STRIKE FIRST IT’S 1-0=======ABOUT A MINUTE LATER —- THE SABRES GET IT RIGHT BACK — JOHN GILMOUR FLYING UP THE LEFT WING —– SNAPS AND SNIPES — GAME TIED AT 1======MOVE AHEAD A LITTLE LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO IN THE PERIOD — CONOR SHEARY THE FORMER PENGUIN CUTS IN AND SCORES —- TO MAKE IT 2-1=======PENS TRAILED 4-1 BUT TIE IT HERE AS RYAN HAGGERTY HITS ONE BAR DOWN SO WE GO TO O-T=======IN THE EXTRA SESSION —- JACK EICHEL — THE CAPTAIN FOR BUFFALO GETS BEHIND THE D AND ENDS THIS ONE 5-4 —– HERE’S PENS COACH MIKE SULLIVAN ON LAFFERTY SCORING AND HIS OVERALL PROSPECTS FOR GETTING CALLED UP THIS YEAR “Oh you know it’s great. We’re happy for him, you know it’s always a thrill to score a goal in front of family and friends, you know and he got a big goal tonight and I’m sure that’ll be a big boost of confidence for him. He is for sure a candidate, he’s in the conversation right now for this roster and we’ll continue to watch throughout the course of this regular season. You know his body of work has been really strong at Wilkes- Barre and that’s something we’ve definitely taken into consideration, he’s earned the opportunity to play in these exhibitions and we’re watching him closely.” OK MOVING ON TO THE BIG STORY IN PENNSLYVANIA SPORTS TODAY MIKE TOMLIN ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT QUARTERBACK BEN ROETHLISBERGER WILL REQUIRE SURGERY ON HIS ELBOW AND WILL MISS THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON —- THE STEELERS HAVEN’T RELEASED ANY FURTHER DETAILS ON WHAT KIND OF INJURY —- BUT MULTIPLE REPORTS HAVE SURFACED SAYING IT COULD BE HIS ULNAR- COLLATERAL LIGAMENT WHICH IS THE PART OF THE ELBOW MOST ALIGNED WITH TOMMY JOHN SURGERY —- MOST COMMONLY PERFORMED ON PITCHERS IN BASEBALL —- ROETHLISBERGER EXITED YESTERDAY’S GAME AGAINST THE SEAHAWKS IN THE SECOND QUARTER — GIVING WAY TO MASON RUDOLPH WHO WILL BE THE STARTER NOW FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON AND THE STEELERS WHO ARE 0-2 TO START THE SEASON —- HAVE 47 MILLION DOLLARS OF CAP SPACE TIED UP WITH TWO PLAYERS WHO WON’T EITHER PLAY A DOWN OR ANOTHER DOWN THIS YEAR FOR THEM — ROETHLISBERGER AND OF COURSE ANTONIO BROWN —- TOUGH TO BE COMPETITIVE WITH THAT —- COMING UP TONIGHT AT 11 — WE WILL HAVE HIGHLIGHTS AND REACTION FROM PEGULA —- PENGUINS AND SABRES AS HOCKEY IS BACK WTAJ NEWS CONTINUES.

WTAJ Sports 11 pm September 16th
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